#3 - Education
By Tara Bitzan, Executive Director, Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Learning is the key to growing, evolving, improving, and thriving. That’s why the Chamber of Commerce places a strong focus on presenting educational and growth opportunities. One easy way to be engaged and successful in a community is to know what is going on around you. Chamber members can stay informed through Chamber event announcements, eblast communications, newsletters, an online calendar, and social media. Not only do these platforms keep you informed about everyday things happening in the community, but you will be presented with a large variety of trainings, workshops, classes, and educational opportunities that may be of value to you. If you haven’t signed up to receive Chamber communications, you may do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chamber offers two main luncheons a year, usually in April and September. These luncheons feature various topics presented by quality key-note speakers. It’s a great way to learn with other members of the community during a powerful lunch hour.
Listen & Learn is a one-hour informative virtual event hosted by the Chamber. These sessions offer information, education, support, and resources on topics that impact the community and its diverse business and organizational partners. Each one covers a different topic, from law enforcement reports and legislative topics to local community projects and other topics of interest. If you are signed up for Chamber communications mentioned above, you will receive notices of these as they come up or watch Chamber’s website for information at www.alexandriamn.org.
One of the Chamber’s most popular programs is Leadership Alexandria. This nine-month program provides an opportunity for participants to learn more about the community they are living and/or working in. They meet one full day each month to hear from speakers, take tours, and learn about the local aspects of the community, including history, business, education, government services, and more. Details can be found at www.alexandriamn.org/leadershipalex.html.
There are more educational opportunities included throughout the year as well. Again, the best way to stay informed is to sign up for Chamber communications. All of these opportunities will be shared through those communications.
Email email@example.com or call 320-763-3161 for more information.